A Side Trip from Jasper National Park: Mt. Robson Park, Canadian Rockies
Jasper National Park, Alberta
By Caroline Shin
Mt. Robson Provincial Park is an outdoorsy haven and a quick side trip away from the crowds of Jasper National Park and the other national parks of the Canadian Rockies. The main attraction of Mt. Robson Park is its breathtaking scenery. Its namesake Mt. Robson is the highest mountain in the Canadian Rockies.
Mt. Robson Park is in the Canadian province of British Columbia on the western side of Jasper National Park past the Alberta border.
Mt. Robson Provincial Park is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site which comprises Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and other Canadian Rockies parks and regions.
Jasper to Mt. Robson: How to Get There
From Jasper townsite: Get onto Highway 16/Yellowhead Highway. Drive west. In approximately 60 minutes you’ll be at the border of Mt. Robson Provincial Park.
Jasper to Mt. Robson: What to Bring
Bring food and lots of water to spend the day hiking in Mt. Robson Park. The park has a small visitor center but lacks many facilities such as restaurants and shopping. Just to be safe, bring layers and rain gear as the weather in the Canadian Rockies is unpredictable.
Jasper to Mt. Robson: Activities
The best way to enjoy the scenery of Mt. Robson Park is by hiking. The park offers a combination of easy and hard day hiking. The popular Mumm Basin Trail reveals spectacular views and leads to the marvelous Berg Lake.
For the adventurous, overnight backpacking hikes present more secluded but no less extraordinary lake and mountain scenes.
Expand your wildlife watching in Jasper National Park to Mt. Robson Park. More than 180 bird species have been recorded in the park and vicinity. The park is also home to a variety of mammals including the tremendous moose and grizzly bear.